Partly Cloudy, Chance of Ants

Partly Cloudy, Chance of Ants

Atypical Ant-eater with friends. “We know that there are many animals on this continent not found in the Old World. These must have been carried from here to the ark, and then brought back afterwards. Were the peccary, armadillo, ant-eater, sloth, agouti, vampire-bat, marmoset, howling and prehensile-tailed monkey, the raccoon and muskrat carried by the … Continue reading

Shore Enough

Shore Enough

As with so many pieces of art, this little tableau set out in its own determined direction, far removed from my original intent. I was working on sculpting tiny crows, and happened to flip one over so the tail went slightly UP, instead of the crow-like slightly DOWN. And it gave the impression of a … Continue reading

Identity Crisis, or even prairie dogs aspire to greatness

Identity Crisis, or even prairie dogs aspire to greatness

What’s that fancy word that means giving human qualities to animals?   Oh, yeah: Anthropomorphism. Such as this little prairie dog with aspirations to be more. He seemed to have goals. We added horns from a longhorn steer. Mechanical wings made of steampunk gears. A wristwatch so as not to miss an appointment with greatness. … Continue reading

Going Steampunk (you could say, “under construction”)

Going Steampunk (you could say, “under construction”)

When asked, “Are you going Steampunk?” this globe says it all. Inside the miniature world of a swirling, glittering snow globe, tiny workmen on ladders remodel a plain fairy cottage into a steampunk dwelling, adding watch gears, an elaborate rooftop and riveted metal embellishments. Shake the globe and watch the world shimmer with gold microdust, … Continue reading

Explorer – Steampunk Airship globe

Explorer – Steampunk Airship globe

A ship in a bottle? An airship in a snow globe. With glittery, star-sparkled dust carrying it on an adventure, Starship Explorer rides the airwaves. Five inch glass globe containing a tiny steampunk zeppelin and sailing ship below, when shaken, the liquid-filled globe shimmers with gold and iridescent microdust. Custom copper plates riveted into four … Continue reading

You are my Sunflower

You are my Sunflower

There once was a girl who loved sunflowers, and animals, and rainbows, and riding her wooden swing high above the trees. She loved to smile; she was kind and gentle, and thoughtful in her ways. The world was a better place when she laughed. She was perfect and she was loved.   “You Are My … Continue reading